The debate over the future of health care has dominated the first segment of every Democratic presidential debate this cycle, and next week’s 12-person pileup in Ohio is likely to be no exception. Ahead of the largest primary debate in history, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, has added specifics—and teeth—to his proposed expansion of access to health care, in a white paper on pharmaceutical pricing that could help distinguish his wordily named “Medicare For All Who Want It” plan from similar proposals put forward by his Democratic rivals. The plan, released on Monday morning, focuses on cutting prescription drug costs, which are higher in the United States than any other country in the world. Through a combination of new legislation, the creation of a public option, a tax hike on pharmaceutical companies, and aggressive enforcement of the government’s ability to declare “eminent domain” over intellectual property, … [Read more...] about Mayor Pete Buttigieg Targeting Big Pharma in Bid to Set Health-Care Plan Apart
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Healthcare policy united Democrats and helped propel them to massive victories in the 2018 congressional election. But on the first night of the 2020 presidential primary debates, the issue proved to be one of the first deeply divisive topic for the ten candidates on the stage. Several candidates clashed over whether private insurance companies would have a place in a system that offers universal healthcare. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX) said the option to choose private health insurance was “fundamental” towards providing “choice” to consumers, though he favored a dramatic expansion of Medicare along with the opportunity being afforded to everyone to buy into it. The response provided an opening for others on the stage, who have endorsed ending private insurance altogether. And New York Mayor Bill De Blasio jumped at it. “How can you defend a system that is not working?” De Blasio asked O’Rourke. As Democrats have navigated … [Read more...] about Dems Ran on Health Care in 2018. During the First 2020 Debate, It Sharply Divided Them
Video PlayerClose NAIROBI, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- The ability of African countries to sustain inclusive growth, stability and cohesion hinges on robust investments in maternal health, medical experts said at a forum here on Monday. Kenya hosted the Medical Women's International Association regional conference that was attended by political leaders, clinicians and grassroots advocates to discuss innovative ways to advance maternal health in Africa. Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi, said at the forum that political goodwill is critical in tackling poverty, outdated customs and illiteracy that have fueled maternal deaths in Africa. Recognizing the interconnectedness of gender equality, peace and security, education, health and strong leadership, it is imperative that governments give priority to a holistic approach in unleashing women's and girls'health and well-being from womb to tomb, said Banda. The Nairobi forum whose theme was accelerating women's health agenda in line with UN … [Read more...] about African medical experts root for investment in maternal health to realize growth
close Video Amanda Stanton on her new book and being a single mother to two daughters 'Bachelor' alum Amanda Stanton dishes on her new book, 'Now Accepting Roses' and discusses balancing motherhood as a single parent. LOS ANGELES – Amanda Stanton is sharing her roses with the world. The 29-year-old “Bachelor” alum is completely at ease with discussing the fact she’s a single mother to two daughters and often relishes in the path she’s laid for herself and her children to ensure they’re being raised in the best situation possible. Stanton recently sat down with Fox News and talked about adding the title of author to her name after releasing her first book -- "Now Accepting Roses: Finding Myself While Searching for the One... and Other Lessons I Learned from 'The Bachelor'" -- this past September, as well as how she stabilizes herself while being a mom and business owner. 'BACHELOR' ALUM AMANDA STANTON DATING 'RICH … [Read more...] about ‘Bachelor’ alum Amanda Stanton says parenting makes self-care hard
Want to prevent cavities and tooth decay? Chew gum for 20 minutes every day. Make sure it’s sugar-free though.A 25-country study published in the American Journal of Dentistry shows that increasing the consumption of sugar-free gum by just one-piece a day as part of the oral hygiene routine can reduce the global expenditure on treating tooth decays by $4.1 billion a year.“The study represents a solid and substantial approach to the accurate calculation of cost savings in industrial countries that would arise from increasing sugar-free gum consumption,” said professor Reinhard Rychlik, the study’s lead author. “Chewing sugar-free gum as a preventive measure for tooth decay has the potential to deliver significant dental care cost savings worldwide,” he added.For India, the cost might go down by $0.55 million each year. Currently, Indians spend more than 6 billion every year for treating tooth decay, according to … [Read more...] about Chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes daily can prevent cavities and tooth decay, shows a recent study.
A leading US health body has called for an immediate nationwide ban on all vaping devices. The American Medical Association (AMA) said the spate of deaths linked to e-cigarette use had 'shined a light' on how little experts know about them. A ban would see all products pulled from shelves that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help wean people off traditional cigarettes. But that would include every vaping device currently on the market, because none have been reviewed or approved - despite being around for more than a decade. The FDA has been widely criticized for repeatedly pushing back its deadline to begin reviewing them, at one point up until 2022. The deadline is now next May. A total of 42 deaths have been linked to vaping in the US. And 2,172 people in every state but Alaska, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico have been hospitalized with mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping. Victims' injuries have been likened to those suffered by … [Read more...] about American Medical Association calls for an immediate BAN on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices amid spate of at least 42 deaths in the US